Women living longer but still face serious challenges worldwide

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Press Conference on the launch of the World's Women Report. Francesca Grum, from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs briefs the press. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Women around the world are living longer than ever, but still face formidable challenges when it comes to issues of equality.

That's just one of the findings of a new report on the lives of women released by the United Nations on Tuesday.

The "World's Women 2015" report takes a comprehensive view of the state of women's affairs globally, based on data and statistics gathered from all around the world.

The report details a number of advancements made in the last five years but also highlights persistent challenges.

Veronica Reeves has more.

Duration: 2’39″

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